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Cadet Career Path

The progression from being a new cadet who cannot put on a uniform correctly to becoming a second lieutenant in the world’s best aerospace force is fast-paced, at times overwhelming, and extremely gratifying. To better understand your role in the wing and what is expected of you, follow this cadet career path.

First Year: AS100

  • Take at least 12 hours of courses each semester.
  • Begin a steady fitness routine.
  • Volunteer to help with Cadet Corps events, such as building ASU’s Homecoming bonfire and working at air shows.
  • Learn how to wear the uniform and the basics about Air Force life.
  • Study for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT).
  •  Apply for ASU-specific scholarships.

Second Year: AS200

  • Take at least 12 credit hours each semester.
  • Begin preparing for field training.
  • Continue to improve your physical fitness.
  • Apply for ASU-specific scholarships.
  • Pass the AFOQT.

Summer: Field Training

  • Demonstrate all you have learned during the first two years when you attend this rigorous four-week training program.
  • Experience weapons training and survival training, and use your skills as a leader and team member.

Third Year: AS300

  • Take at least 12 credit hours each semester.
  • Get assigned job positions to lead and train other cadets.
  • Maintain high standards for others to follow.
  • Submit requests for Air Force job selection and base location.

Fourth Year: AS400

  • Take at least 12 credit hours each semester.  However, you’re only required to take the AFROTC courses during your last semester.
  • Plan and manage the entire 847th Cadet Wing.
  • Receive Air Force job selection and first base location.
  • Learn more about and prepare for active duty.

Graduate and Get Commissioned

  • Receive your diploma and walk across the graduation stage as a second lieutenant.
  • Begin earning a good starting salary and receiving good benefits, such as health insurance.
  • Enjoy a wonderful career!

Prospective Cadets

Read this helpful information to learn more about requirements for cadets.

Get a Scholarship

ROTC students can apply for both national and institutional scholarships.

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Ready to Get Started?

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Course Descriptions

Read our course descriptions to learn more about what you will study in our ROTC program.

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